It is with excitement that I am sharing my first officially released single: Says the Lord
The song was written and sung by me, produced by Jordan Jackiew, here in Winnipeg, Manitoba available on all platforms (ITUNES, SPOTIFY, INSTAGRAM...)
Says the Lord is a scripture-based song (Zechariah 4:6) giving us clarity on Faith. Growing up in a conservative church, I always had a hard time grasping the concept of Faith. In my understanding, Faith was an external force spontaneously coming from “above” upon me for a miracle to happen. I thought, believing was a strong feeling of wanting something with all my heart, wanting it so bad that crying, begging or screaming in my prayers would increase the Faith I had to see God intervene.
This perception of Faith has led me to experience a lot of frustration and confusion; waiting for change to come while I needed to start the change! I ended up telling myself that I did not have enough Faith, enough of that power to see the Miracle hoped for.
For the past three years, going through the most difficult times of my life, I have started to let go of the things that were not meant for me, things that were causing me great pain, robbing me of my joy, my peace... For a moment, I forgot about the “asking”, the “miracle begging”, I forgot about keeping the “the perfect picture’’ intact at all costs and decided to focus on the LOVE I had for God, focus on the “giving” than the “receiving”.
Instead of looking above or outside for a solution, I started to look from within, to question myself, to question my own heart and its desires. I picked up my cross and took responsibility for my mistakes and that was the hardest part. But there, in God’s presence, through my praises, through my worship, my burden became lighter and lighter to the point where I could no longer see the giants!
Looking back at this scripture, I have stopped asking for the things that have already been given to me! Now growing a strong connection with the Holy Spirit through my worship is what I have begun to do. I would just sing in the morning, sing at night, just continuously sing praises and nurture that relationship. In no time, I started not only to feel strong but to release that strength in my life. I started to draft ideas, projects, and solutions, for the challenges I was facing.
Sometimes, we tend to forget that the Holy Spirit is God in us, the Holy Spirit is Jesus’s legacy promised to us. When we understand that Faith is not a “cloud” up there nor it is not a temporary feeling or emotion but a permanent flow coming out of our relationship with the Holy Spirit, we begin to cherish that relationship even more.
Our firm assurance becomes a lifestyle, it becomes an anthem, and it becomes the song of our hearts as we witness God’s promises take form in our lives.
As you listen to this song, I pray for your heart to be vulnerable in God's presence knowing that He is with you through it all! As you run to the Table of Grace and feed your soul with His mighty words, let the mountain you face, become a level plain!